Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Crispin: The Cross of Lead, by Avi, 2002

The boy who only knows himself as "Asta's son" has scarcely buried his dead mother before he's branded a wolf's head, one whom anyone may freely kill. Is it because of an overheard conversation between the manor's steward and a nobleman? Or does it have something to do with his mother, and the engraved lead cross which is the only relic she left behind? A meticulously-placed historical adventure. Strongly recommended.

2 comments:

Church Lady said...

OMG! Your interview is one of the most hysterical pieces I've ever read!!

I found your name because I have a critique session with agent Alyssa Henkin (and your name is listed as one of her clients) on Saturday. I can't tell from your site if you're her client, but the research was well worth the laugh!

:-)

Julie Berry said...

Hi Church Lady! Alyssa is indeed my agent, and she's wonderful. Have a great critique with her. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I had fun writing it. My author site is www.julieberrybooks.com. Let me know how it goes!